The Whitsundays

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the sand between your toes

The 74 magical islands of the Whitsundays is the ideal getaway destination if you are wanting to be impressed by natural scenery. You'll forget about your busy life within minutes of arriving as you lay back on white sandy beaches and cool off in clear blue waters. And you'll struggle to leave the peace and serenity behind. Picture swinging hammocks under palms, tranquil still water, blue skies and a cocktail in your hand. Pure bliss!

Beware of Stinger Season

Planning your relaxing escape to the Whitsundays doesn’t just mean you should focus on school holiday periods, your budget and the weather. Stingers (or Irukandji Jellyfish) should also be a consideration unless you want to haul yourself in and out of a stinger suit whenever you go in the water! Peak season for these little guys is from October through to May. To avoid your risk of encountering a stinger and to experience perfect sunny days, we suggest you book during September when the temperature is mid – high 20’s and the crowds are relatively low (of both people and stingers!).

Whether you're heading to the Whitsundays on a romantic getaway, a party weekend with friends or a family break, it's the type of destination to kick back and soak up the magical atmosphere. Book an all-day island cruise to experience all the Whitsundays have to offer and enjoy a stress-free day on the water.

Top 5 Things to Do at The Whitsundays

1. Swim and relax at the iconic Whitehaven Beach or Airlie Beach for families
2. Experience the underwater beauty and marine life during a snorkel or dive off the Great Barrier Reef
3. Sail around the islands with a group of friends on a luxurious catamaran
3. Hang out on the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island
4. Tie the knot to ensure you have the most picturesque wedding!

4 Must Visit Islands of The Whitsundays

1. Take in the scenery at the family friendly Daydream Island
2. Enjoy the many restaurants, bars, activities and boutique shops of Hamilton Island
3. Chill out at exclusive resort of Hayman Island
4. Snorkel the waters off Hook Island

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Acacia Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Wake up to stunning ocean views at Shorelines 18 and 26. This property boasts an outdoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities. Guests enjoy use of 1 private golf buggy to explore the island during their s...more
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6 Acacia Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Blue Water Views offers an outdoor swimming pool and breathtaking ocean views. Guests enjoy free airport transfers and 1 private golf buggy to use during their stay. This self-contained accommodation...more
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Shute Habour Road (cnr Jubilee Pocket) Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Island Gateway Holiday Park provides a variety of accommodation set within the tropical surroundings of the property's garden and outdoor pool. It also features a children's paddling pool, a half-size...more
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Palm Bay, Long Island Long Island 4741 Australia
Palm Bay Resort is a luxury self-catering resort offering accommodation with access to an outdoor pool, a private beach area, a day spa and and a tennis court. All rooms features a balcony with a hamm...more

Waves

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6/7 Orana Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool and free on-site parking, Waves is located in Airlie Beach. It is 300 metres from Abel Point Marina. This 3 bedroom apartment boasts a balcony and a spa bath. Ideally located...more

Reefsleep

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24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Reefsleep offers a unique 2-day, 1-night experience of sleeping under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling, and watch the marine life from the underwater viewing...more
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5 Marshall Street, Queens Beach, Bowen 4805 Australia
Offering tropical gardens and an outdoor pool, each apartment at Ocean Breeze Units feature a private balcony. The property is positioned just a 5-minute walk from Bowen’s beautiful Queens Beach. Ocea...more
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23 Front Street Hamilton Island 4180 Australia
Guests at Yacht Club Villa can relax on their private balcony and enjoy breathtaking ocean views. This self-contained villa boasts luxury décor and access to an outdoor swimming pool. A private golf b...more
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255 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Colonial Court Holiday Apartments offers beachfront accommodation in the heart of Airlie Beach. Guests can relax in the air-conditioned rooms or unwind on the private balcony and enjoy sea views. Free...more

Beach Lodges

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Resort Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Set in various locations across the stunning Hamilton Island, Beach Lodges apartments boast a balcony with sea views over Catseye Beach. Guests enjoy free use of a 4-seater golf buggy to explore the i...more
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5 Acacia Drive Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Featuring stunning sea views from the large private balcony, Oasis Apartments offers self-contained accommodation on Hamilton Island. Each apartment features a large kitchen and spa bath. Guests can e...more
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234 Shute Harbour Rd Airlie Beach 4802 Australia
Just a 5-minute drive from the bustling Airlie Beach, Seabreeze Tourist Park boasts an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Nestled amongst tropical gardens, all accommodation features a patio and a kitchenett...more

Anchorage

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Banksia Ct Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Located on Hamilton Island, Anchorage offers modern, self-contained apartments with a balcony and free onsite parking. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and free use of a buggy to explore the isla...more

Ocean Sunsets - Skiathos

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Acacia Drive, Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
At Ocean Sunsets – Skiathos you can step out onto your private balcony and enjoy breathtaking views of the Witsundays Island waters. The Skiathos Apartments are a 10-minute walk from Hamilton Island R...more
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1 Coral Sea Avenue Hamilton Island 4803 Australia
Located on the northern side of Hamilton Island, La Bella Apartments offers stunning ocean views across Fitzalan Passage to Whitsundays Island. Guests will be collected from Hamilton Island Airport or...more

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